“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” – Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s character Dick the Butcher was being none too kind in this phrase from the play Henry VI, but he was really reflecting upon the notion of the people – that all lawyers were corrupt, conniving, and didn’t deserve a place in society. These days, most people don’t feel the same way about lawyers, especially since there are so many different types. Sure, there are prosecutors and criminal lawyers, litigation attorneys and many other types. Those are the first “lawyers” that come to mind. But what about the attorneys who help families prepare wills, or sign off on leases and contracts to make sure that every part of a deal is fair and organized? We need lawyers for every part of our day and every part of our civilized society.
We Need Lawyers! Be Kind to Lawyer’s Day is April 9th
Therefore, in 2017, April 9th was declared Be Kind to Lawyers Day! The best way to celebrate is to make sure that the legal professionals in your life know how much you appreciate the work they do. Take some time to really understand the struggles they face, and send them a gift basket to let them know you care about their efforts. Has a lawyer helped you in a child custody case, or sorted things out with an unruly neighbor? If so, Be Kind To Lawyers Day is the perfect chance to send a little thank you for what they’ve done. Make ake sure you’re familiar with the law firm’s ground rules for business gifts! Once you’ve done so, you’ll be sending the perfect gift in no time!